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Hi, i been jobless/looking for months now.

i really want to work but no one wants to hire a LVN without experience.

Im starting to get discourage. BTW i live in southern california.

where should i apply and look for a job that will hire me w/out experience?

i really want to be working as a LVN

Have you been out on foot filling applications out in person? County Jails, have you tried there?

This is why I recommened to everyone that tells my that they or someone they know is going into nursing I recommened they work in some capacity in a nursing home or hosptal if (RN). Work as a CNA or dietary, answer phones, recreation something most places hire within when they have a need. Work on the weekends in a facility while your in school. This nursing shortage myth (lets be honest lie) has to many people caught in your circumstances. My advice dont give up, try homecare, Md office something, good luck.

Always try Long Term Care, and Home Health, also nursing agencies are usually always hiring. Get you resume in everywhere! Yes experiance matters but when a facility needs licensed personell they will hire!

hello, resume, use internet, i am sure you can find a good job.

I am just a learner now, hope one day i just like you , be a LVN, so don't be discouraged.

try to search for the job vacancy from internet, and then send them your resume.

Good luck!

hello, resume, use internet, i am sure you can find a good job.I am just a learner now, hope one day i just like you , be a LVN, so don't be discouraged.try to search for the job vacancy from internet, and then send them your resume.Good luck!
Unfortunately that is nog enough. You should never be just a face behind a computer....

You could volunteer for a while in order to do some networking. There's no harm in a morning or afternoon or two a week to pass the time while still looking for a job.

MyMystudentRN

Specializes in pediatrics, geriatric, developmentally d. Has 1 years experience.

get your name out there network! talk to other students that were in your class maybe they know somebody who know somebody that can help you get your foot in the door. Go volunteer, there's tons of volunteer opportunities i live in southern california as well google "volunteer opportunities in ____county" there are free clinics always looking for licensed personnel to volunteer and there are so many things you can do. Walk into hospitals and ask to speak to unit managers and see if there are anyways you can shadow a nurse/volunteer just in that unit...you just have to get your name out in the open.

get your name out there network! talk to other students that were in your class maybe they know somebody who know somebody that can help you get your foot in the door. go volunteer, there's tons of volunteer opportunities i live in southern california as well google "volunteer opportunities in ____county" there are free clinics always looking for licensed personnel to volunteer and there are so many things you can do. walk into hospitals and ask to speak to unit managers and see if there are anyways you can shadow a nurse/volunteer just in that unit...you just have to get your name out in the open.

where would you guys suggest i should volunteer at? at an ltc ? or hospitals? i heard that alot of hospitals are phasing out lvns.

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CaliBoy760

Specializes in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care. Has 20 years experience.

When I was first licensed I hired on with a registry that sent me to various LTC facilities. 12 hour NOC shifts. Talk about trial by fire! If you live in SoCal there are MANY registries that are typically always hiring. Maxim, Solvere, Westways Staffing, Associated Health Professionals, just to name a few. Also check out any Urgent Care facilities in your area. Another good lead is your local VA hospital. They all have CBOC's in the community (Community Based Outpatient Clinics) that routinely hire LVN's. That was my second job and I really liked it. Good learning environment for new nurses. Good luck!

I think the best thing to do is to go drop off applications. That way you at least get to talk to someone and even if they aren't hiring they are more likely to remember you than someone who sends an application through the internet. As for volunterring, if you think it might lead to a job, then go to an LTC because you are right most hospitals are phasing out LVNs. Don't give up, I'm sure you'll find something. Good luck.

MyMystudentRN

Specializes in pediatrics, geriatric, developmentally d. Has 1 years experience.

yes some hospitals are phasing out LVNs but i know of some people who are hired as LVNs because they were in pursue of their RNs and their jobs paid for their educations but the catch was they had to work for them for 2 years before using their RN for another job